Easy Vegan Pizza Recipe

posted by Melissa Huggins October 29, 2017 57 Comments

Today’s Vegan Pizza Recipe is sponsored by Molly’s Suds. I love sharing my new vegan finds along with a tasty recipe and sponsored posts help make that happen. Thank you for your support.

Try out this restaurant-style Vegan Pizza Recipe in the comfort of your own home. It's easy to make and delivers the most delicious crust. It's crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.Try out this restaurant-style Vegan Pizza Recipe in the comfort of your own home. It’s easy to make and delivers the most delicious crust. It’s crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Everyone needs a good Vegan Pizza Recipe in their life. Amirite? However, nobody wants a pizza recipe that is difficult to follow or takes hours for the dough to rise.

Not fun!

Well, this Vegan Pizza Recipe will put the fun back in pizza making. It’s so easy to make and will be on your table in just one hour (or less). Most of that time is just waiting for the dough, so you can sit back and relax while that’s going on.

This is what you’ll need:

For the pizza dough, you’ll need warm water, fast-acting yeast, all-purpose flour, olive oil, sugar, salt and garlic powder.

You can top your pizza with anything you’d like so have fun with it. I kept it simple and added marinara sauce, dried herbs, fresh basil and homemade vegan mozzarella cheese.

Any store-bought melty vegan cheese will work well too.

* Laundry detergent talk *

Making pizzas are fun and easy, but they can be messy (as you can see in my apron above). I did get a little carried away though and It’s not usually that messy, but I really wanted to put Molly’s Suds to the test so I smacked the spoon down while I was adding the sauce to the pizza.

It definitely splatted a little more than anticipated. Oops!

So, while my pizza was cooking to perfection, I treated the stains by lightly rinsing with cool water and then directly brushing the All Sport Laundry Wash into the fabric.

I let it sit while we enjoyed our delicious pizza. Afterward, I washed the apron with the Oxygen Whitener and the Peppermint Scented Laundry Powder. I could’ve just used the All Sport as the main cleaner, but I was really interested in trying the powder as well.

Why Molly’s Suds?

Well, the best thing is that their cleaning products are certified vegan. So many products are tested on animals or contain animal ingredients.

Even the most natural brands contain carmine for coloring (red pigment from the crushed female cochineal insect). It’s so unnecessary!

The next best thing is that their products are completely non-toxic. They are free from fragrances, dyes, petrochemicals, phosphates, dioxane, optical brighteners and nonylphenol ethoxylates.

Washing laundry doesn’t have to be dangerous for your health. Chemicals are not the answer and Molly’s Suds is proving that every step of the way.

The conclusion

Well, I was pleasantly surprised to see my apron perfectly white again. Especially, after having tomato sauce splattered all over it. Tomato stains are hard to get out, but I think the rinsing, pretreating, and acting fast made the magic happen.

The Oxygen Whitener kept the apron really bright and white too. That’s always a struggle for me because we have hard water here.

I really feel good about recommending these products to you guys. I’m thoroughly happy with them and I will continue to purchase them in the future.

I can’t think of anything I’d change either. Molly’s Suds will be expanding their products soon, so I’m excited to try more.


Long photo for pinning purposes Easy Vegan Pizza Recipe.


I’d love to hear from you

If you make this Vegan Pizza Recipe, I’d love to hear what you think in the comment section below. It would really make my day. You can also follow me on Instagram and share your creation with me. Just tag me @veganhuggs and hashtag #veganhuggs so I don’t miss it.

5 from 5 votes
Try out this restaurant-style Vegan Pizza Recipe in the comfort of your own home. It's easy to make and delivers the most delicious crust.
Easy Vegan Pizza Recipe
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Try out this restaurant-style Vegan Pizza Recipe in the comfort of your own home. It's easy to make and delivers the most delicious crust. 

Course: Dinner, Entree, lunch, Pizza
Recipe Type: Vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 159 kcal
Author: Melissa Huggins
Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet fast-acting yeast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (+ more for seasoning crust)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar , divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt (+ more for crust)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (more if preferred)
  • homemade vegan mozzarella cheese , sliced (or store-bought cheese)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil , chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (*optional)
Pizza Dough
  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.  (yup, as hot as it goes).

  2. Stir yeast and 1/2 tablespoon sugar into warmed water until dissolved. Let it sit for 7-10 minutes, until foamy. 

  3. In a large bowl, add the flour, garlic powder, salt and remaining sugar. Whisk to combine. Add the activated yeast to the bowl along with the olive oil. Mix until all ingredients are well combined and form a dough. If dough is too sticky, add a couple tablespoons of flour. 

  4. Form the dough into a ball and place back in the bowl (*lightly dust bowl with flour before placing the dough ball in). Completely cover the bowl with a damp napkin or hand towel for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in size.

  5. *You'll need a pizza pan or large cutting board ready to transfer the pizza into and out of the oven, but you won't be cooking on it. The pizza will be cooked on parchment paper only.

  6. Place a large piece of parchment paper over your work area (about the size of your pan). Dust the paper with flour so you can spread your dough easily. * Cut the dough in half using a wet knife. This recipe makes two 10-inch pizzas. I make one pizza at a time. While one is cooking, I'll prepare the other. 

  7. Using your hands, spread dough across the parchment paper into a round pizza shape to your desired thickness. I spread the dough pretty thin because it rises while cooking. The edges should be slightly thicker to form a pillowed crust. 

  8. To season your crust, lightly brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and Italian herbs. 

  9. Using a spoon, spread the sauce evenly over the pizza and top with the mozzarella. 

  10. Carefully slide the parchment paper onto your pan to transfer to the oven. Now slide the parchment paper back off your pan and directly onto the middle oven rack. 

  11. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. The pizza cooks fast so keep an eye on it. 

Recipe Notes

* Makes 2 10-inch pizzas.

* If the yeast doesn't foam up after 7- 10 minutes, start with a new packet. Make sure the water is warm, but not too hot or it won't work. 


* Nutritional info does not contain the mozzarella cheese topping. 




Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegan Pizza Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 345mg 14%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Try out this restaurant-style Vegan Pizza Recipe in the comfort of your own home. It's easy to make and delivers the most delicious crust.

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Jeffrey October 30, 2017 at 4:24 pm

I have a teenage boy, of course we have issues with stains! Both my kids play baseball and are always getting their pants either muddy or grass stained.

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 9:58 am

Grass stains are the hardest to get out. My son doesn’t play sports yet, but I better start preparing. 🙂

Maggie October 30, 2017 at 6:34 pm

This pizza looks amazing !!!
Bookmarked, can’t wait to try it.

Read the story, very sorry for her loss. It’s great that she was able to turn her grief into a great purpose.

Anything that will whiten my 4yo daughter’s socks safely is a plus in my book lol.

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 9:59 am

Hi Maggie, yes, the socks! I love the oxygen brightener. Effective and safe 🙂

Jessica October 30, 2017 at 7:02 pm

I have 2 little ones so trying a detergent that is completely chemical free is intriguing.

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:02 am

It’s so worth it to use a brand that is effective and chemical-free 🙂

Sara Wainright October 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm

I can’t ever seem to get my whites truly white again. Also, that pizza looks amazing.

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:04 am

That’s always the hardest for me too! Especially since I have hard water. You will love the oxygen brightener. 🙂

Linda October 31, 2017 at 7:13 am

Stains are always a big thing that we have to tackle in my family

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:11 am

Here too. My son loves to get covered in dirt. Lol!

Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day October 31, 2017 at 10:54 am

We definitely have issues getting our workout clothes clean and smelling fresh!

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:14 am

That’s always a challenge here too. So far the All Sport soap is working great for that 🙂

Becky Striepe October 31, 2017 at 11:58 am

Oh my gosh, this pizza looks ah-mazing, and I need to look for Molly’s Suds. We are between detergents at the moment, bc I started really disliking the smell of the one we use, so I’m looking for a new go-to brand.

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

Thank you, Becky! You’ll love the peppermint! It’s subtle but fresh-smelling 🙂

Tim October 31, 2017 at 12:12 pm

In the summer months we have dirt issues related to them playing outside, but in the winter the laundry is pretty routine.

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

My son gets so much dirt on his clothes. It’s like he’s bathing it in. Lol! 🙂

Jenn October 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm

First, this pizza looks amazing! Second, I really want to try this detergent and extras too. I can’t believe how white your apron got! Wow!

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

Thank you, Jenn! I know! I was pleasantly surprised that the stain came out 🙂

Dee Johnson October 31, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Odors can be a real problem, especially with workout clothes.

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:18 am

Yep, the hardest clothes to clean.

Karen October 31, 2017 at 10:44 pm

I have heard so many great things about Molly suds and both my kids have food/chemical issues. So I’ve been dying to try hers. Working our way through different company trials right now 🙂

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

I was very happy to finally try their products. They actually clean 🙂

Julie November 1, 2017 at 7:21 am

we always have to deal with stains in my household

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

Here too. Especially with my 5-year old son. He’s a dirt magnet! Lol! 🙂

manda November 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

I have a 2 year old that is rough on clothes so that is my stain struggles.

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:20 am

My son is the same. Dirt follows him everywhere! 🙂

Pat November 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

I have stains I can’t get out. Yellow mustard anyone?

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 10:21 am

Oh, that’s a tough one! It’s harder when it’s already set in. I’ll have to experiment 🙂

Sue November 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Hi Melissa, I am new to your sight. I just found you through a link from Vegan Richa’s blog!! Looking forward to exploring your recipes, starting with the Mushroom Stroganoff.
We are always looking for safe, chemical-free cleaning products. I usually go for unscented, but I think I would choose Molly’s Suds Peppermint. What a great scent that would be!
I’m sorry I can’t read her story (too sad, I’m sure). But I admire the strength she’s found to move forward and start a smart business1

Lydia Claire November 1, 2017 at 9:44 pm

Definitely stains!

Julie November 2, 2017 at 7:33 am

Stains are always tough to tackle!

Samantha November 2, 2017 at 9:34 am

I have one t-shirt of my husbands that I just can’t get smelling fresh. It’s a workout shirt. I’ve tried adding vinegar to the wash but he still smells it and says it smells like sweat.

Jen November 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

My main struggle is trying to avoid using chemicals in my laundry products because I don’t want to absorb them through my clothes.

Annette November 2, 2017 at 11:56 pm

I cook a lot and forget to wear an apron, so I’m always battling grease stains.

Katie B November 3, 2017 at 8:29 am

I definitely struggle with odours in my laundry, especially my gym wear!

Melissa Huggins November 3, 2017 at 9:40 am

Me too. I think it’s because I have hard water. You should give the All Sport a try. I’m loving it!

Christine Lee November 3, 2017 at 2:24 pm

I have never made a proper vegan pizza at home and the cheese on this looks amazing. As far as laundry troubles, I am looking for a CF detergent that gets rid of stains well.

Kimmy Ripley November 4, 2017 at 5:04 am

I hate tackling stains. I have a 7 year old daughter and her clothes are often stained.

sarah November 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm

always sweat stains

amanda whitley November 5, 2017 at 8:36 am

my laundry struggles are making sure to put things away when i am done.. i am horrible about leaving my laundry on my dresser for days

kristina daniels November 5, 2017 at 9:44 am

having 2 young boys and a newborn daughter, stains are hard.

chrisy beason November 5, 2017 at 7:31 pm

My daughter works at a restaurant and comes home smelling like chicken, LOL

Stephanie Grant November 6, 2017 at 8:56 am

I struggle with my son’s sports uniforms getting the grass and dirt stains out.

Moll j November 6, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Yes, I have many laundry woes haha…such as couch cushions I have to wash frequently because my sweet dog has a habit of immediately jumping up on the couch with muddy paws after coming inside! Thanks for the inspiration to make pizza for dinner, though! Yum!

Jason November 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm

My whites always come out dingy; it drives me crazy!

Amanda G November 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm

I have the struggle like everyone. stains and smells from little ones and pets.

Azeem November 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm

My laundry troubles is with oils and grease since I work as a mechanic

Eileen Boyce November 6, 2017 at 8:12 pm

We have s\tain struggles also.

Jenny Ham November 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm

Always food stains on my clothes

Juanita May November 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm

My husband works on small engines, so motor oil and grease stains.

Marcie November 6, 2017 at 9:01 pm

I have been using Molly’s for 3 years and won’t use another!!! Amazing and natural!

Elicia P November 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm

First I would like to say: thank you for the dough recipe!

My struggle has to do with our hard water. Clothes have lost so much of their color because of it.

Mambo Sprouts November 8, 2017 at 9:21 am

With the Holidays coming up we can totally use a clean, eco-friendly stain remover.

Melissa Huggins November 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm

I agree! It’s so needed around the holidays 🙂

Jennifer Bliss November 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

I’m new to your blog and I hope you don’t mind if I link you up on mine!? Swing by my place if you have the chance! It would make my day!

Carole Likongo January 7, 2018 at 3:28 pm

I did the pizza oh OMG it was so good, Iam not usually a pizza lover but the vegans pizza is so delicious and not heavy in your stomach so just love it! ❤️🌱🌶

Melissa Huggins January 7, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Hi Carole, Yay! This is so great to hear! I’m so happy you loved it! Thank you for stopping by and sharing your feedback 🙂


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